Anchorage Airport Ready To Handle Flights Routed Away From Russia
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Anchorage Ted Stevens International Airport (ANC) is preparing for the possibility of servicing airlines that would like to stop over at Alaska’s largest airport as they adopt alternative routing to bypass Russian airspace.
Honeywell To Help Build SAF Plants In China, Australia
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Honeywell UOP is working with China’s Oriental Energy to build a large sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) facility in Maoming, Guangdong province. When completed, the plant will have the capacity to produce 1 million tons (300 million gal.) of fuel a year from used cooking oil and waste animal fats.
Air Dolomiti, a Lufthansa Group subsidiary, will add two Embraer E195s to its fleet, confirming an earlier growth plan outlined by the Italian regional carrier. The first of the two aircraft, which will be transferred to Air Dolomiti from Lufthansa CityLine, is set to arrive this month and the second in May.
Airports have been urged to place increased emphasis on non-aeronautical revenues to help rebuild their financial health in the aftermath of the pandemic. Electric vehicle charging stations, more remote parking lots and a general upgrading of infrastructure are among suggestions from Airports Council International (ACI) World to member airports.
Hungary-based LCC Wizz Air is planning to evacuate its aircraft from Ukraine and redistribute capacity elsewhere in its network. The airline said its primary concern was working to support the remaining Wizz Air employees able and willing to evacuate from Ukraine and helping them to find safety in neighboring countries.
Turboprop Losses Tarnish Otherwise Good Safety Year
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Turboprops accounted for all but one of 2021’s fatal airliner accidents, with more attention to be paid to improving safety in that market sector as a result, IATA’s 2021 safety performance report revealed.
Netherlands: Short-Haul Flights Could Be Electric By 2026
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Electrifying short-range aviation in the Netherlands will be feasible by 2026, concludes a report by airport consultants NACO and national aerospace research agency Royal NLR. The country’s goal is to see commercial short-haul aviation fully electrified by 2050.
Daily Memo: Russian Invasion Of Ukraine Impacts Air Traffic Management Over Europe
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As airspace over Russia and Ukraine is effectively closed, except for domestic flights in the former, the most immediate consequence of the war for airlines is the impact on carriers’ flight operations. Simultaneously, the closed airspace is causing significant changes in air traffic management (ATM). Air navigation service providers (ANSP) have had to adapt.
U.S. Puts Russian Flight Ban Into Effect, Blocking 767 Parts Charters
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The U.S. ban on Russian aircraft in its airspace will go into effect by the end of the day March 2, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced, codifying President Biden’s March 1 announcement with a Notice to Air Missions that bans both scheduled and charter operations—even ones with existing approvals.
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